A Rebellious Nature Is Terrible Thing In Any Child, But God Gives Parents The Grace To Deal!
Readers, why do some teenagers rebel? Is it automatic? In my opinion a child who exhibits a rebellious streak may be doing so for a variety of reasons. Harsh, unloving, and critical parenting can nearly always result in a rebellion of some sort. Even the most inclined to agree with others or obey rules child will rebel—inwardly or outwardly—against such treatment. Naturally, this type of parenting is to be avoided. But no matter what style of parenting a family embraces, a child might rebel. I'm not saying this mother did anything wrong, but I do have a problem with her unpleasant hint or suggestion that God laid His hand on her daughter.
We can parent WELL & still have rebellious children.It doesn't matter how bad our children can be, we can take comfort in God’s promise not to test us beyond our ability to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13). If God gives you a strong-willed child, you can be assured He has not made a mistake in doing so and will provide the guidance and resources they need to do the job.
A grieving mother in New Orleans says her daughter’s rebellious is what led to her death. Kaylan Ward, 16, was mysteriously found dead on a highway after her mother says they had an argument over the teen taking the car without permission. Kaylan, she says, lied about her whereabouts for days until her body was found on the road. “My baby had a demon. It’s been riding her for about 5 or 6 years. It was a demon I couldn’t handle, so he God had to do what he had to do--and I’m alright with whatever decision God made,” said Kenisha Martin-Nelson.
Though mourning, Martin-Nelson took the time during a vigil to address the teen’s high school friends and neighborhood youth to use Kaylan’s death as a cautionary tale. “All ya’ll young people out here that don’t want to listen to your parents this is what happens. I had a rebellious child, but I love her. The same way ya’ll mommas love ya’ll,” she said. “Stop tellin’ your momma you somewhere and you’re somewhere else. Stop sneaking, stop doing all the things you know you’re not supposed to do. Because I told my child two weeks ago God is going to put his hands on you and he’s going to sit you down.” The mom says she’s at peace with her daughter’s death because she knows she did all she could to keep her on the right track. “Today I can stand because I did what I was supposed to do as a mother,” she said. “Don’t look at me like I’m crazy. I’m tore up inside. But the God I serve...I had to save someone else’s child. I couldn’t save my mine.” Source: